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UpdatePosted 08/05/2015 11:45AM

See Keith Urban, Luke Bryan and More Behind the Scenes at the CMA Music Festival

Originally posted 08/04/2015 04:45PM



"I like your hat." That's what Keith Urban said to me when he saw the GoPro I was wearing on my head during the 2015 CMA Music Festival.

For four steamy days in June, I mounted a GoPro to my trusty – yet very worn – Atlanta Braves hat and set off to document the annual festivities in Nashville. I looked like a goofball the entire time and got many confused looks from some of the 85,000 fans in attendance – but it was totally worth it! I wasn't expecting the musicians to be too surprised, given how ubiquitous GoPro cameras are these days, but I was quickly proven wrong and treated to some delightful reactions.

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UpdatePosted 08/04/2015 11:55AM

Keith Urban, Darius Rucker and More CMA Fest Stars Share Their Craziest Fan Encounters

Originally posted 08/03/2015 11:55PM

The members of Little Big Town are hosting the annual ABC special CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock on Tuesday for the third year in a row – but that doesn't mean there won't be surprises.

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Little Big Town's CMA Music Festival Hosting Secret? 'We Just Try Not to Mess Up!' | Little Big Town, CMA Music Festival

Little Big Town Share CMA Music Festival Hosting Secret: 'We Just Try Not to Mess Up!'

Originally posted 06/16/2015 04:45PM

For the third year in a row, Little Big Town was pulling down double duty during the CMA Music Festival – performing at LP Field on Saturday night and hosting the entire festival for the annual ABC special CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock.

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How Keith Urban Is Teaching Kids – Including His Own – to Love Music

Keith Urban Adds Ambassador to His List of Accolades

Originally posted 06/12/2015 02:00PM

The Country Music Association has previously named Keith Urban their Best New Artist (way back in 2001); Male Vocalist of the Year (2004-2006) and Entertainer of the Year (2005). And on Thursday, they bestowed the superstar with a new title: Ambassador.

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Florida Georgia Line's Brian Kelley Opens a Blink-and-You-Missed-It Pop-Up Shop in Nashville

Florida Georgia Line's Brian Kelley Opens a Blink-and-You-Missed-It Pop-Up Shop in Nashville

Originally posted 06/12/2015 01:40PM

Florida Georgia Line's Brian Kelley and his wife Brittney are ready to introduce their new fashion line to the world and they're starting with the country fans that have descended on Nashville for the CMA Music Festival.

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Guess Which Country Stars Will Compete Against Each Other at a Charity Softball Game?

Little Big Town, Love and Theft, Lauren Alaina, Vince Gill and More Will Fight Cancer with Softball

Originally posted 05/27/2015 09:00AM

On June 13, many of country music's biggest stars will participate in the 25th Annual City of Hope Celebrity Softball Game sponsored by PEOPLE Country as part of the CMA Music Festival in Nashville.

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PHOTOS: We Bet You've Never Seen CMA Fest Like This! | CMA Music Festival

PHOTOS: We Bet You've Never Seen CMA Fest Like This!

Originally posted 06/11/2014 12:30PM

Four days, 11 stages, 424 acts, more than 60,000 fans – the sheer volume of activities and people at the CMA Music Festival in Nashville last weekend was truly mind-blowing. We were there, and from the pressroom and LP Field to the riverfront, we were determined to see CMA Fest from a brand new angle.

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Did Chris Young Fall Victim to Unlucky No. 13?

Did Chris Young Fall Victim to Unlucky No. 13?

Originally posted 06/06/2014 06:15PM

Taylor Swift may love the No. 13, but it has proven to be no friend to Chris Young.

After hosting over 500 fans at his 13th annual fan club party Thursday night aboard the General Jackson showboat in Nashville, the singer returned home and cut his hand while making himself a late-night dinner.

He was taken immediately to a Nashville-area hospital where doctors assessed his injury. As a result, Young canceled his planned four-hour fan autograph session scheduled for Friday during the CMA Music Festival.

He is expected to make a full recovery and will return to the stage Saturday night for his performance at LP Field.

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Watch It Live: Sara Evans Talks to PEOPLE at the CMA Music Fest

Watch It Live: Sara Evans Talks to PEOPLE at the CMA Music Fest

Originally posted 06/06/2014 11:00AM

Country star Sara Evans is no stranger to the spotlight. She's sold nearly 6 million records and nabbed an award or two (ahem, CMA video of the year for "Born to Fly").

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